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Rep. Neave, Author of Bill to Create Women Veterans Day in Texas, to Co-Host Dallas Celebration  print page

by: Rep. Neave, Victoria
05/16/2018


DALLAS, TEXAS - State Representative Victoria Neave (HD 107 - Dallas, Garland, Mesquite), author of legislation to designate June 12th as Women Veterans Day in Texas, is partnering with the Veteran Women's Enterprise Center to co-host a Dallas-area celebration of Women Veterans Day on the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Women Armed Services Act on June 12, 1948.

“Here in our great State of Texas, we have the highest number of women veterans of any state in the country—over 177,000 women veterans live and work in our communities," said State Rep. Victoria Neave. "Women Veterans sacrificed for us and I was honored to be able to pass this legislation with the help of women veterans who traveled across the state to testify in support of the legislation so that we can honor their contributions and sacrifices.”

State Representative Victoria Neave and the Veteran Women's Enterprise Center are partnering with the City of Dallas and Dallas County to host a "Morning Formation" event at the Dallas City Hall Flag Room from 8 am to 9 am on June 12, 2018. State Rep. Neave will also host an evening reception honoring women veterans at the VFW 6796, located at 9179 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218 from 6 pm to 8 pm on June 12, 2018. To participate or support this effort, please contact Katy.Womble@house.texas.gov. RSVP to the events at Dallaswomenveteransdayevents@gmail.com.

June 12th, 2018, marks the first official Women Veterans Day in Texas. Veteran organizations across Texas, including Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and additional cities are working with elected officials, city, state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to plan a series of events that will educate, validate, and commemorate the contributions of women who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. military.

During the 85th Legislative Session, State Representative Victoria Neave filed House Bill 2698 to designate June 12th as Women Veterans Day in Texas. The language of this bill was added on as an amendment to Senate Bill 805, which was signed into law. June 12th was selected as the day to celebrate Women Veterans Day because the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, which is the law that allowed women to serve as regular members of the military, was enacted on June 12, 1948.

Victoria Neave represents Texas House District 107, which includes parts of East Dallas, Mesquite, and Garland. She serves on the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence and the House Committee on County Affairs. Rep. Neave is the Vice-Chair of the Young Texans Legislative Caucus and is also a member of the Democratic Caucus, the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, the Women's Health Caucus, the Veterans Caucus, and the Manufacturers Caucus. She was named "Freshman of the Year" by the House Democratic Caucus and as one of the "5 Best North Texas Legislators" by the Dallas Observer.

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